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  1. I also assume that Honor's Perpendicularity was static and didn't pop in and out of existence at random places when he lived. What we know about the limiting of Surgebinging indicates that Honor(or some part of him) had to actively regulate Surgebinding. What this tells me is that Honor couldn't just prevent people from Surgebinding. Once they figured out how to get access to Surges, the only options he had left were to raise the bar for becoming a Surgebinder and limit the power of Surges. Makes me wonder if Surgebinding on Ashyn worked more like Allomancy, where Investiture is supplied directly from the Shard in the Spiritual Realm and not from its physical manifestation.
  2. Yeah, it's my artistic simplification of a rhythm and an inverted rhythm. EDIT: And by extension of Lights and Anti-Lights.
  3. theory

    I looked at this one again, and it seems like it might be a foreshadowing of the Everstorm. Roshar is above silence because of the Rhythms, the illuminating storm is Highstorm because it brings Stormlight, dying storm is the Everstorm, and the silence above is Braize which is barren. Edit: Literally the next WoB on keteks that I found says that it's about Honor's death and I'm sad.
  4. Before going to the valley, Dalinar had no way he knew of to work on his trauma. His family just assumed that because he's the Blackthorn - he'll be okay, and those who might have known that he needed help were afraid of him because, again, the Blackthorn. That drove him to alcoholism. After Gavilar died, Dalinar was ashamed of his failure to protect his brother, yet unable to fix the problem without going insane. Then he went to see the Nightwatcher, hoping to fix the problems he couldn't. Cultivation only took his memories, unless you think that she is lying in the text. We can see later in the text that he still feels the urge to drink but chooses to act upon it himself. So what is your point? You say that Dalinar did something that he can't atone for, but he's at fault for not seeking that impossible atonement? Because he does recognize that what he did is horrible, and he can't do anything about it. So he decides to go on and do better.
  5. Truthwatcher 77% Elsecaller 70% Skybreaker 64% Windrunner 52% Stoneward 51% Edgedancer 50% Willshaper 50% Lightweaver 46% Dustbringer 44% Bondsmith 27% The top 3 make sense to me, but 50% Windrunner really doesn't seem like me.
  6. It does seem like that is the case. The Radiant quiz mentions Willsahpers and Stonewards using their Surges to create barricades and stuff, so tunnels seem likely. A trench might be easier than a tunnel because dealing with excess material is easier, though.
  7. It does look like an alerter fabrial but likely not Rosharan in origin. Theirs don't work in the Cognitive realm for one. For another, Secret History takes place more than 300 years before the tWoK, and modern fabrials are recent technology on Roshar. So it being made with AonDor or with a seon seems more likely.
  8. The Fused, the Heralds, and Kelsier are different because they have an active Connection to the Shards that keeps them supplied with Investiture. The Cognitive Shadow part of the Returned doesn't have any such channels - it's anchored with a Divine Breath to a physical body. So when the body dies, their anchor returns to Endowment in the Spiritual realm, the Shadow goes back to the Cognitive realm without a Connection to make it persist.
  9. Also this one: "Light grows so distant. The storm never stops. I am broken, and all around me have died. I weep for the end of all things. He has won. Oh, he has beaten us." The rasping voice and Singers singing is a good connection, but I took it not as Anti-light Rhythm, but their regular songs or Rhythms being unnerving to humans.
  10. There are so many things that can happen to the Highstorm and the Stormfather. You can destroy or stop the storm, and the continent of Roshar will be washed away after a time. You can kill the Stormfather or unmake the Stormfather and disrupt the distribution of Light. A lot of possibilities and some of them can happen in the beginning and fixed or mitigated by the end. And after RoW and Dawnshard, I gave up on trying to guess Brandon's plot twists.
  11. There are different aspects to how Shards can influence people. Holes in the soul are one. Odium used holes in Kaladin's soul and Moashe's Connection to create nightmares. Ruin and Preservation had an easier time affecting people on Scadrial because they literally created them and the planet. Relevant WoBs: The other thing is that Moash, Taravangian, and the Fused made deals with Odium which put them in his power and created a strong Connection.
  12. I'm sure you can make spren manifest as blades and plate in Shadesmar with enough trickery. Sooner or later, Rosharans would have to figure out a way to make fabrials that work in the Cognitive Realm, or all their technology will be useless there. Not sure how I feel about removing one of the largest flaws of Rosharan magic, though.
  13. I was under the impression that they didn't need to burn metals to see at all. As @Kingsdaughter613 said, Kelsier only perceives blue lines from the eye with a spike.
  14. I always interpreted what Dalinar and Ishar did by summoning a perpendicularity as just moving it in place. Moving it away from its Shardworld, however, seems like moving a wave without moving an ocean. Dalinar might be Ascended and a near vessel of Honor, but most of its power is still on Roshar. I completely forgot that Soulcasting works from the Cognitive Realm that seems like a much better use for her. I agree that it might not be enough. Though, it's not only the damage from wounds that counts but depleting enough Stormlight so the Windrunner can't fly away. Thunderclasts are way scarier to fight against than combat vehicles like tanks, but the most important for explosives is that they have no real weak spots that we know of. It has no bones to shatter, no arteries to cut, and no muscles to tear apart. The fact that they are all stone makes it more difficult for explosives because the shockwave would be equally dispersed through its body, all fragmentation from grenades casing wouldn't even annoy it, and any stone shrapnel from the explosion is more likely to damage people around it than the thing itself. So all you have left is the force of the actual explosion as a damaging element. I was talking about Scadrial. And it only just occurred to me how similar those pre-WW1 ideas of the bayonet charges and facing your enemy to the Listener tradition of wearing white for assassinations.